DIS DA LAVUR, TSCHLIN / PRACTICES OF SITUATING IN RURAL SPACES

23.–26.06.2021
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Work Group

Dalvazza Group

Registration

info(at)somalgors74.ch

Attendance

Depending on the current pandemic situation, a maximum of 25 guests can register. A confirmed registration is required: info(at)somalgors74.ch. Participation is free of charge. Guests book their own travel and accommodation. Expenses may be charged for catering during the symposium.

Programme

Mittwoch, 23. Juni Ab 14.00: Anreise, Spaziergang, Nachtessen

Donnerstag, 24. Juni: Symposium / Ab 9.50: „lokal“ mit Hanes Sturzenegger, Iris und Domenic Riatsch, Curdin Tones / Ab 14.00: „vernetzt“ mit Johannes Reisigl, Wenzel A. Haller, Rob Hamelinck, Nienke Terpsma, Michael Hiltbrunner / Ab 17.00: „virtuell“ mit Sascia Bailer, Lene Markusen, Njomza Dragusha, Badel/Sarbach, Seraina Dür, Sally de Kunst

Freitag, 25. Juni Ab 14.00: Bügl public, gemeinschaftliches Bad im Dorfbrunnen von Somalgors74, Schlussgespräch

Samstag, 26. Juni: Abreise

DIS DA LAVUR – PRATCHAS DA’NS SITUAR AINT IN SPAZIS RURALS

CO PUDAINA INOLTRAR SÜL LÖ ÜNA PRATCHA ARTISTICA E CURATORICA, CHI’D ES DA PORTADA E DÜRABLA ?

Co pudaina integrar in möd radschunaivel üna pratcha artistica e curatorica sül lö? Ün context local nun es ingüna circunstanza statica. Las relaziuns e dependenzas illas qualas artists ed artistas as mouvan sül lö as fuorman ed as müdan d’incuntin tras ils participants. Quista dinamica nun ha be gronda influenza sül lavur pratic, ma fuorma il cuntgnü, la percepziun e la significaziun dals progets fin dalöntsch surour il concept, l’organisaziun e la producziun.

Pussibiltescha üna sensibilisaziun per differentas sorts e livels dal localisar, üna pratcha persistenta e visiunara, artistica e curatorica? Güda quai a discuter davart la qualità da quists progets? Scha l’art ed ils artists ed artistas as inclegian sco actörs ed actöras localas ed as participeschan activmaing sül lö, lura nu quinta na be il giavüsch d’avair armonia ed acceptanza, els ston eir as distanziar ed as pudair fidar da la qualità da lur chomp da professiun.

Cun quist tema ha l’iniziativa da cultura SOMALGORS74 e’l perscrutader d’art Michael Hiltbrunner inizià ils “Dis da lavur” cumünaivels. Insembel cun abitants ed abitantas ingaschats ed ingaschadas da Valsot e culla gruppa Dalvazza per art rurala e perifera dal SARN (Swiss Artistic Research Network) dessan quists dis intimar da pensar ed elavurar differents möds dal localisar.


DIS DA LAVUR – PRAKTIKEN DES VERORTENS IM LAENDLICHEN RAUM

WIE KÖNNEN WIR EINE KÜNSTLERISCHE UND KURATORISCHE PRAXIS VOR ORT EINBRINGEN, DIE BEDEUTUNGSVOLL UND NACHHALTIG IST?

Wie können wir eine künstlerische und kuratorische Praxis vor Ort sinnvoll einbringen? Ein Lokalkontext ist keine statische Gegebenheit. Die Beziehungen und Abhängigkeiten, in welche sich Kunst- und Kulturschaffende vor Ort begeben, formen und verändern sich über die Beteiligten ständig. Diese Dynamik hat nicht nur grossen Einfluss auf die praktische Arbeit, sondern prägt die Projekte auch inhaltlich, wie auch deren Wahrnehmung und Bedeutung bis weit über die Konzeption, Organisation und Produktion hinaus.

Ermöglicht ein Sensibilisieren für unterschiedliche Arten und Ebenen der Verortung eine nachhaltige und visionäre künstlerische und kuratorische Praxis? Hilft es, die Qualität solcher Projekte zu diskutieren? Wenn sich Kunst- und Kulturschaffende als lokale Akteur*innen verstehen und sich vor Ort aktiv beteiligen, zählt nicht nur der Wunsch nach Harmonie oder nach Akzeptanz, sie müssen sich auch distanzieren und auf die Qualität ihres Berufsfelds zählen können.

Zu diesem Thema haben die Kulturinitiative SOMALGORS74 und der Kunstforschende Michael Hiltbrunner die gemeinschaftlichen Arbeitstage ‘Dis da lavur’ organisiert. Zusammen mit engagierten Bewohner*innen von Valsot und der Dalvazza-Gruppe für ländliche und periphere Kunst des Swiss Artistic Research Network SARN sollen diese Tage anregen helfen, verschiedene Arten von Verorten zu denken und zu erarbeiten.


DIS DA LAVUR – PRACTICES OF SITUATING IN RURAL SPACES

HOW CAN WE BRING AN ARTISTIC AND CURATORIAL PRACTICE TO THE FIELD THAT IS MEANINGFUL AND SUSTAINABLE?

How can we situate an artistic and curatorial practice locally in a meaningful way? A local context is not a static given. The local relationships and interdependencies which artists and other cultural workers enter into are constantly being formed and changed through the involvement of the participants. Not only does this dynamic have a great influence on the practical work of conception, organisation and production, it also shapes the content of the projects, the way they’re perceived, and their significance.

Does raising awareness of different kinds and levels of situating enable a more sustainable and visionary artistic and curatorial practice? Is it helpful to discuss the quality of such projects? If artists and cultural professionals see themselves as local actors and actively participate on the ground, the desire for harmony or acceptance alone wont’ suffice; they must also be able to distance themselves and rely on the quality of their professional field.
On this topic, the cultural initiative SOMALGORS74 and the art researcher Michael Hiltbrunner initiated the collaborative working days ‘Dis da lavur’. Together with committed residents of Valsot and the Dalvazza Group for Rural and Peripheral Art (Swiss Artistic Research Network SARN), these days are intended to encourage people to imagine and devise different kinds of situating.

Wir danken der Gemeinde Valsot, der Familie Tones und Tobias Krieg sowie folgenden Institutionen für die grosszügige Unterstützung: SARN Swiss Artistic Research Network, Boner Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Kulturförderung Kanton Graubünden Swisslos, Mondriaan Fonds Amsterdam

SARN – to conference 2021*/22

25.–14.05.2022
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Event title

Traversing Topologies: Imagining worlds and knowledge with/through artistic research

Event dates

23rd – 25th September 2021

SARN - TO CONFERENCE 2021 *has been re-organized and partially re-scheduled (postponed)

Please SAVE THE FOLLOWING DATES:

  • Launch: September 25 2021
  • Extended Programme: May 12–14 2022

***UPDATE: “To conference” in the realm of artistic research means finding a way to get together, sharing experiences, approaches, methods, processes and results.
As an experimental form of conferencing, "Traversing Topologies, Imagining worlds and knowledge with/through artistic research” is concieved with and through artistic research approaches and methods. Our aim is to provide a landscape to meet beyond the surface of standardised institutional and conference landscapes. We want to provide a form of exchange which lets us dive into deeper levels of artistic knowledge examination and production. As many events and projects have been postponed due to the global (post-)pandemic conditions, a dense event line-up is scheduled for autumn 2021. To do justice to our interesting topic and to an organisational framework with challenging temporal, conceptual, and geographic conditions, we’ve decided to postpone and reorganise the first proposed schedule of SARN to conference 2021.


We will now launch the project "Traversing Topologies, Imagining worlds and knowledge with/through artistic research" with a one day prelude at the HSLU in Lucerne on September 25 2021, leading to a 3-day festival-like conference from 12–14 May 2022. In this way we and our contributors all gain more time for preparation and we hope to thus be able to facilitate a more process-driven approach towards the main meeting, with movements in real space and/with time from May 12 - 14 2022. From September 25 2021 onward, we plan to accompany and document some of the developing projects on our website until their presentation in May 2022.

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Topology, lexical definitions:
- the relationships between positions of geo objects
- an organizational principle of traffic-related spatial planning
- the philosophical theory of place or field
- in mathematics, the study of continuity and continuous deformation,

of properties such as dimension, compactness, and connectedness

Topology is to an equal extent an over- and under-determined topos. It exists nearly independently in various individual disciplines, refers foremost descriptively to the arrangement of things in space-time, takes the surface as its point of departure and seems to be an optimal location for carrying out seemingly objective measurements, rather than being perceived as a formable matrix.

In addition to this unspecific array, in recent decades a number of metaphors and figures of thought committed to topology have emerged, whose omnipresence indicate the potentiality and actuality of the reference. Word pictures like ‘mapping’, ‘contact zone’ (Marie-Louise Pratt), ‘network’, ‘traveling concepts’ (Mieke Bal) and ‘heterotopia’ (Michel Foucault) have suggested ways in which topological relations could be productively, politically and speculatively oriented towards the future, rather than being thought strictly in analytical terms. These metaphors stand for the self-confident definition of figures of thought which pro- actively reach beyond disciplinary barriers in order to arrive at a more complex understanding of the arrangements that make up current societies; one which integrates different forms

of knowledge. In fact, these space- and classification-traversing connections have long been a political reality: the phenomena of climate crisis and migration flows are just as closely interwoven as gigantic data stores with local working conditions, or global cartographies with economic profit.

The conference highlights the potential to develop thinking and acting in complex topological-relational networks. It seeks proposals, statements, perspectives and speculations for the intersection of existing knowledge spaces. Superficial cartographies of order are to be unsettled and re-mapped, subjectivized toward the layers that underlie them.

Topology is to an equal extent an over- and under-determined topos. It exists nearly independently in various individual disciplines, refers foremost descriptively to the arrangement of things in space-time, takes the surface as its point of departure and seems to be an optimal location for carrying out seemingly objective measurements, rather than being perceived as a formable matrix. The conference highlights the potential to develop thinking and acting in complex topological-relational networks. It seeks proposals, statements, perspectives and speculations for the intersection of existing knowledge spaces. Superficial cartographies of order are to be unsettled and re-mapped, subjectivized toward the layers that underlie them.

In cooperation with partners the Swiss Artistic Research Network organizes public events which present and reflect on artistic research. In the past, diverse workshops and podium discussions have been held, as well as three large conferences since 2012. The events develop from of the engagement of the association’s members in work groups, in which multiple themes are currently being worked on.

Past Events